Acts 26:20-30 NIV

20 First to those in Damascus,1 then to those in Jerusalem2 and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles3 also, I preached that they should repent4 and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.5

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21 That is why the Jews seized me6 in the temple courts and tried to kill me.7

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22 But I have had God's help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen8--

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23 that the Christa would suffer9 and, as the first to rise from the dead,10 would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles."11

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24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind,12 Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning13 is driving you insane."

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25 "I am not insane, most excellent14 Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable.

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26 The king is familiar with these things,15 and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.

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      27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do."
      28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, "Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?"16

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      29 Paul replied, "Short time or long--I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains."17

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      30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice18 and those sitting with them.

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